Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Kittens in a tuffet
A few months ago I picked up this beautiful footstool at a vintage fair. I had intended to recover it before using it as the fabric is a little grubby and stained in places. But somehow many weeks have passed and it has stayed just as it was when I bought it. The fabrics are beautiful and much of the the stitching on it has been done by hand. The workmanship is naive and homely, which somehow makes me love it more.
It is a hotch-potch of different fabrics, but they're muted enough to blend in with the neutral colours in our home. And opening it is always a treat: